The English playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) wrote many comedies, dramas, tragedies and tales games. Fortified wines from Spain and the Canary Islands were in his time as a bag known and exported in large quantities to England. In his book "What You Will 'Sir Toby Belch asks for" a cup of canary "(a canary sack from the Canary Islands). But even Shakespeare himself seems to have loved this wine, for he writes: "Wonderful wine that goes in your mouth and smell the blood, faster than you are asking: What is this?" A Citations of wine in general: "Wine makes the brain witted, quick and inventive - full of lively, fiery and delectable images. " And another: "He who drinks wine sleeps well. He who sleeps well does not sin. Anyone who does not sin, is saved. Anyone who drinks wine is good, blessed ". He was an absolute fan of Sherry and approved every day a considerable quantity in his favorite pub "Bear Head Tavern" in London. Again and again, this wine was named in scenes of his works (Richard III., Henry VI., The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV ). In this context, Shakespeare's character was Falstaff indirectly involved in the naming of the Champagne involved. In the drama Henry VI. Shakespeare also mentioned at the time as "king of Portuguese white wines" designated wine called "Charneco" from the area Bucelas . About this wine, he has also privately expressed great appreciation.